Ronald M. Brown

January 15, 1933March 18, 2012

Ronald Brown, born January 16th 1933, passed Sunday March 18th 2012. Ronald was a highly decorated member of the United States Marine Corps, serving his country as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. Before his tour of duty Ronald graduated from Central High School in Fort Wayne, IN. He showed a unique aptitude for architecture and design in his studies, a passion which he maintained his whole life, completely designing four of his own homes. As a civilian Ronald served the community of fort Wayne in numerous ways. He had a particularly keen entrepreneurial sense in business and in charity; owning his own business for more than thirty years and leading charitable initiatives such as playing Santa Claus to hand out christmas gifts at The Lutheran Hospital children’s wing entirely on his own accord. He is survived by his wife of more than fifty years, Carol Brown, sister: Carol (Robert) Wright of West Layfayette, Five Nephews Tom Nisen and Tim Wright, James , Steven and William Buckley and Niece Ann Buckley. as well as friends and family both young and old who were touched by his wisdom, honesty and compassion.He was preceded in death by his brother Harry Brown. It is through these lives that his legacy will live on and his influence never forgotten. Services will be 11:00 a.m. Frinday at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton F.H. 6424 Winchester Rd with visitation from 10-11, visitation will also be Thursday 6-8 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery Bluffton, IN.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 23, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, March 22, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2012

Ronald M. Brown

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Wanda Matuska

March 27, 2012

Dear Carol~
Frank & I are so very sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We were in Florida & just heard the news today. He was so nice & friendly to us and never failed to offer a cheery hello when he would see us. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Your Neighbors,
Frank & Wanda

Tom Nisen

March 25, 2012

Aunt Carol, I am very saddened by our loss of Ron. I wish that I had been there for both of you.
You are in my prayers. You were my first Art teacher, and I remember asking you if I had to call you Mrs. Brown!
Both of you had an impact on my life, and I will never forget you or Ron.
May God bless and keep both of you.
With Love & Sorrow, Your Nephew,

Linda/Ross Moyer

March 22, 2012

Dear Carol, Ross and I were so sorry to learn of Ron's passing. When we recall Winterset, we always mention you and Ron. What a team you were and such talent and appreciative eye for landscaping and decorating. Our home has many items collected over the years when you owned your decorating store and I have fond memories of great visits with Ron. God bless!

Shirley & Jim Daugherty

March 21, 2012

Carol: I am so sorry to read of Ron's death. I was blessed to know him. You are in my prayers.
Shirley Daugherty

Carl Hartup

March 21, 2012

Carol: sorry to read of Ron's death. Always got a cheery greating from him when we would pass anyplace. You have my sympathy and thoughts. Am down in Texas and will return about Apr. 7th. Carl Hartup

March 20, 2012

Dear Carol:

We are sorry to read of the passing of Ron. You have our deepest sympathy. I remember how I would take care of him with his golf shirts when I was working at Meier's on Rudisill part time. Enjoyed know him and working with you.

God's Blessing to you.

Don & Carolyn Nicole